Former LSU coach Les Miles and current Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin have emerged as candidates for the open Houston job.
LSU let Miles go earlier this season. Kiffin is currently preparing for tomorrow’s SEC championship game against Florida.
According to ESPN.com:
Former LSU coach Les Miles has been contacted about Houston’s head coach vacancy and Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin has also emerged as a candidate, sources told ESPN.
“Les Miles has always recruited Texas (while head coach at LSU and Oklahoma State) and has friends in Houston,” a source said. “It could be what Miles is looking for.”
Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley also is a candidate at Houston, sources told ESPN.
Houston board of regents chairman Tilman Fertitta told the Houston Chronicle that Miles is under consideration.
Kiffin will interview in Houston after the SEC title game. If he doesn’t get that job, he’s expected to join Ed Orgeron’s staff at LSU:
Confirmed from program sources: If Lane Kiffin does not get Houston HC job, he will be the offensive coordinator at LSU next season.
— Mattie-Lou Chandler (@MattieLouOKTC) December 2, 2016
#LSU will nail down and finalize Orgeron's contract this AM (expected around $3M/year)
He will go after Lane Kiffin for his OC position.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 26, 2016